Category: Green Home

What to Look for in an Eco-Friendly Building Contractor

What to Look for in an Eco-Friendly Building Contractor

The transition to sustainability is happening in every industry. Building and home contractors are also making the switch to become more environmentally friendly, from the tools and materials they purchase to the sustainable practices implemented in the work they perform. However, as a customer, it can become complicated when you’re looking to hire an environmentally-friendly...

10 Self-Sufficiency Skills Eco-Conscious Folks Should Learn

10 Self-Sufficiency Skills Eco-Conscious Folks Should Learn

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have taught people, eco-conscious or not, it’s the value of self-sufficiency. With many shops and businesses forced to close, some individuals losing their livelihoods and experiencing financial hardship and many forced to spend more time at home, people are once again cultivating skills of self-reliance: life skills,...

7 Reasons Why Your Veggie Scraps Won’t Regrow

7 Reasons Why Your Veggie Scraps Won’t Regrow

So you’ve decided to flex your green thumb during the pandemic and are trying to regrow veggies from kitchen scraps but you aren’t having any success. Here are seven reasons why your vegetable scraps won’t regrow: 1. The vegetable has been sitting in cold storage for too long When you buy seed packets, they often...

Racism in the Time of a Pandemic

Racism in the Time of a Pandemic

According to public records, China formally informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about the coronavirus on 31st December 2019. However, the public majority didn’t begin to hear about the virus until much later, by which time the New Year was already in full swing. The virus was initially classified as a health problem and only...

EarthHero: The Convenient Way to Shop Sustainably Online

EarthHero: The Convenient Way to Shop Sustainably Online

If you’ve ever conducted research to learn about a product’s sustainability attributes and searched for where to shop for environmentally friendly products online, you’ll know that a hefty investment of time and energy is required. There is often limited information, and the products are usually distributed on various websites across the internet making the shopping...

Sustainable Living Is Expensive – Ending the Myth

Sustainable Living Is Expensive – Ending the Myth

By Marine Leclerc A few months ago, I interviewed people to discover the main challenges they face to be more sustainable. I wanted to understand what struggle people have and how they could be relieved at an individual level so they can take actions to reduce their impact. As expected, a few common pain points...

A Guide to Sustainable Living for Renters and Tenants

A Guide to Sustainable Living for Renters and Tenants

Tenants in rental properties have little control of changing the space they live in. When it comes to sustainability however there’s lots that can be done as a renter to reduce impact on the planet and contribute positively to society. Sure renters might not be able to install solar power or live completely off-grid but...